Titel: Nieuw Engelsch lees-, leer- en vertaalboek voor eerstbeginnenden
Auteur: Lagerwey, J.; Ludolph, L.J.C.
Uitgave: Gorinchem: J. Noorduyn en zoon, 1863
5e, verb. dr.
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Citeerinstructie: Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, UBM: Obr. 5818
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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will form two of the sides, and your liouse will be wortli
so much the more. Dulong was glad to find so easy a
method of preserving such profitable guests: the rooms
were constructed, the Englishmen took possession, and
appeared very comfortable; living in their usual man-
ner to the great satisfaction and profit of the landlord ;
though he was at a loss to imagine why they should shut
themselves up in sucli an obscure corner. Thus passed
about two months, when one day they told him that they
were going on a shooting excursion, and that, as they
should be absent perhaps three days, they would take
abundance of ammunition. The next morning they set oft'
with their guns on their shoulders', and their shot-bags
heavily loaded: the landlord wishing them good sport.
They told him, that they had left some papers in the
apartment, and therefore took the key with them.
The three days passed, and so did the fourth, fifth,
sixth, find seventh, without the return of the strangers.
M. Dulong became at iirst uneasy, then suspicious, and,
at last, on the eighth day, he sent for the police officers ,
and the door was broken open in presence of the necessary
witnesses. On the table was found the following note:
"Dear Landlord, — You know, without doubt, that
your town of Calais was in the possession of the English
during two hundred years; that it was at length retaken
by the duke of Guise, who treated them as our Ed-
ward HI. (the Third) had treated the French inhabitants,
that is, seized their goods and drove them out. A short
time ago we discovered, among some old family papers,
some documents of one of our ancestors, who possessed a
large house at Calais where yours now stands. From these
documents we learnt, that, on the retaking of Calais, he
was obliged to flee, but in hopes of being able to return,
lie buried a very considerable sum of money close to a
wall in his garden: the paper contained also such an accu-
rate description of the spot, that we doubted not of being